Tag: Facility Management System

ISO 41001 Facility Management Systems

The Genesis of a New Era

To coincide with ISO World Standards Day on 13 October, watch this video on why you need to get onboard with the ISO 41000 series of Facility Management standards. Watch interviews with Stan Mitchell and Duncan Waddell, past-chairman and chairman respectively of the ISO Technical Committee on Facility Management as they explain the importance of…
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When Total FM is just that

Total Facility Management brings together international best practices in Facility Management for local application. The 5th edition includes a greater focus on applicable ISO standards in facility management (ISO 4100 series and more). No other book offers an A-Z of the subject for a wide readership that needs answers now on how to manage today’s…
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ISO 41014 is on its way

The International Standards Organization (ISO) has approved the draft international standard, ISO 41014 Development of a facility management strategy. The final version for publication will be prepared by the Technical Committee (TC 267) in the coming weeks for formal sign-off at the beginning of June. This new standard will fill a longstanding gap in the…
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Why is an SLA so important?

The international standard, ISO 41001 Facility Management – Management Systems, is one of a growing number of management system standards. Its publication comes many years after the first management system standard on quality and others concerned with the environment and energy, for example. While the requirements are broadly the same across all management system standards,…
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Making sense of requirements in standards

Most standards are basically of two types – those that specify requirements and those that provide recommendations and guidance. ISO 41001 Facility Management Systems is of the first type, but with guidance to support the requirements. Those requirements are mandatory, but the guidance is not and is there to explain and elaborate on what shall…
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Fast-track your organization’s development

FMS Audit offers a one-stop, competitively priced service that helps you establish, maintain, update and improve a Facility Management System (FMS) to help run your organization. All the materials that you need are provided online. The most important part is an FMS Manual which is, in effect, a handbook that shows you what you are…
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FMs join the best

The publication of the international standard ISO 41001 Facility Management – Management Systems, has helped to elevate the FM industry to the highest level in management terms. ISO 41001 is a recent addition to ISO’s management system standards (MSS) and sits alongside ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, ISO 50001 Energy…
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